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Temporal range: Albian-Cenomanian, 113–93.9 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
Family: Nodosauridae
Genus: Dongyangopelta
Chen et al., 2013
Type species
Dongyangopelta yangyanensis
Chen et al., 2013

Dongyangopelta is an extinct genus of nodosaurid ankylosaurian dinosaur known from the "middle" Cretaceous Chaochuan Formation (Albian or Cenomanian stage) of Dongyang, Zhejiang Province, China. Dongyangopelta was first named by Rongjun Chen, Wenjie Zheng, Yoichi Azuma, Masateru Shibata, Tianliang Lou, Qiang Jin and Xingsheng Jin in 2013 and the type species is Dongyangopelta yangyanensis. It differs from Zhejiangosaurus, the second nodosaurid from southeast China, in the characters of presacral rod, ilium, and femur.[1] Donyangopelta is distinguishable from Zhejiangosaurus only on the basis of the morphology of its pelvic shield.[2]

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  1. ^ Rongjun Chen; Wenjie Zheng; Yoichi Azuma; Masateru Shibata; Tianliang Lou; Qiang Jin; Xingsheng Jin (2013). "A New Nodosaurid Ankylosaur from the Chaochuan Formation of Dongyang, Zhejiang Province, China". Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition). 87 (3): 658–671. doi:10.1111/1755-6724.12077.
  2. ^ Arbour, Victoria M.; Currie, Philip J. (2015). "Systematics, phylogeny and palaeobiogeography of the ankylosaurid dinosaurs". Journal of Systematic Palaeontology: 1. doi:10.1080/14772019.2015.1059985.